As a society, we’re notorious for just throwing things away without giving them a second thought. Things that can be recycled go into the general waste, and things that can’t somehow always creep into the recycling bin. It can be tricky to understand the various plastic types, and even more so to cut down on plastic usage. That’s when things often end up in the wrong place, with much of it sadly going down our drains.
After decades of pouring things away without giving it a second thought, our sewage systems are beginning to take a toll. Even more worryingly, much of it is ends up in our water sources, harming our health and contributing to ocean pollution.
Take the plunge into murky waters to help clean up the planet when you get involved with Unblocktober 2021.
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Cars are one of the leading causes of pollution in the environment, It’s important that we try to reduce how often we use our cars, and there are various ways to imagine what a world without cars might be like.
Let’s learn more about World Car Free Day, how cars affect the environment, the benefits of car-free zones, and whether “green” cars can help.
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Litter from land sources is frequently washed or blown into the ocean, resulting in a cocktail of chemicals and garbage that harms the environment and is detrimental to life under the surface. The Great British Beach Clean aims to reduce marine pollution and raise awareness of the damaging effects caused by ocean litter.
Learn more about the Great British Beach Clean Up, the effects of beach pollution, and how to participate this year.
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As September rolls around, many students will be leaving home for the first time and get a taste of independence by living in shared housing or university halls. From buying new bedspreads kitchenware essentials to deciding which pictures to put on your walls, there’s a few things to consider before leaving the nest.
One of those things is your carbon footprint, which you’ll now be solely responsible for. It’s critical to be aware of plastic pollution and global warming as you gain independence so you can play a vital part in improving the health of the planet. One way you can help make the world a better place is by living a zero-waste lifestyle.
You may be concerned about the environment, but you are a student with a limited budget. However, there are several ways to live a zero-waste lifestyle without breaking the bank.
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National Allotments Week is an annual event that gives budding gardeners chance to learn more about allotments work and how they can get started.
Let’s take a look at the many benefits of allotment gardening so you can grab your spade and get stuck in.
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Cycling is becoming an increasingly popular way to travel, whether up and down the rolling hills of the British countryside or along the cycling lanes of the city. It’s a fun way to get around and a great way to stay healthy, leading many to dusting off their handlebars.
In preparation for Cycle to Work Day, let’s take a look at the benefits of cycling and the best places to push your pedals in Leeds.
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Climate change is a huge issue that everyone needs to play a part in tackling. There are many ways to get involved, including reducing your carbon footprint.
This article will explore what a carbon footprint is, how it impacts the environment, and ten ways you can reduce it.
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Each year, the world comes together to highlight and promote awareness around environmental issues. This year, World Environment Day falls on Saturday, 5 June 2021.
This article will focus on what World Environment Day is, why it matters, and how you can get involved this year.
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in 2021, it is a great time to make the decision to become more sustainable.
You may already be sticking with some new years resolutions, but sustainable living is the way
forward if you need another to add to the list.
In this article, we’re going to focus on what sustainable living means, why it is important, and the changes you can make to achieve this.
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in November, we celebrate ‘Guy Fawkes Night’, which is more commonly known as Bonfire
On this night, people attend firework displays and have bonfires. Although it may seem harmless, as it is only one night a year, some of the toxins never fully disintegrate and remain in the environment.
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